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  • Wonder if using a car battery charger with jump start assist would be enough to power it. My thinking is that you can run off a battery so why not a battery charger with enough amps? I know the circuits aren't the same but the volts and amps are there.Just realized this is a 24 volts circuit. Now a more informed person is needed to say if 2 chargers in series can give 24v (2 x 14v - a 4v resistor) or just short out. I kinda doubt that would work since both negs will prob ground to the same 0v unless one charger was powered by a secondary current source like solar/wind/etc to use a inverse ground of positive at 0v. Maybe there is a just a single 24v battery charger with that jump start power level.If possible then adding some windings to the 14v ac portion of the transformer (or remove f...

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    Wonder if using a car battery charger with jump start assist would be enough to power it. My thinking is that you can run off a battery so why not a battery charger with enough amps? I know the circuits aren't the same but the volts and amps are there.Just realized this is a 24 volts circuit. Now a more informed person is needed to say if 2 chargers in series can give 24v (2 x 14v - a 4v resistor) or just short out. I kinda doubt that would work since both negs will prob ground to the same 0v unless one charger was powered by a secondary current source like solar/wind/etc to use a inverse ground of positive at 0v. Maybe there is a just a single 24v battery charger with that jump start power level.If possible then adding some windings to the 14v ac portion of the transformer (or remove from the 120v ac side) would boost output voltage.I did some mowing myself this morning by using a heavy gauge wire to jump the connection like a key while charger still plugged in. It worked alright but not as good as well charged batts. Plus the grass was wet so I'll try again when it's dry. And do a better comparison.I'm curious what the problem could be from charging while operating. Vehicles do that all the time and who doesn't use their cell phone or laptop while charging?

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